Over the past 50 years Anne Tyler has published 19 novels, including Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant, An Accidental Tourist and Digging to America. She's won a Pulitzer and many other prizes.
Anne Tyler is that rare writer who has literary stature and a wide public following, and has earned that position without self-promotion. For many years she has declined all face-to-face interviews. She has avoided book tours and public appearances, and still continues to do so.
The 71-year-old author has revealed the title of her latest work, A SPOOL OF BLUE THREAD after announcing that she would not write another novel.
I can't wait for it's February release!
Random House Review...
From the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author--now in the fiftieth year of her remarkable career--a brilliantly observed, joyful and wrenching, funny and true new novel that reveals, as only she can, the very nature of a family's life.
"It was a beautiful, breezy, yellow-and-green afternoon." This is the way Abby Whitshank always begins the story of how she fell in love with Red that day in July 1959. The whole family--their two daughters and two sons, their grandchildren, even their faithful old dog--is on the porch, listening contentedly as Abby tells the tale they have heard so many times before. And yet this gathering is different too: Abby and Red are growing older, and decisions must be made about how best to look after them, and the fate of the house so lovingly built by Red's father.
Brimming with the luminous insight, humor, and compassion that are Anne Tyler's hallmarks, this capacious novel takes us across three generations of the Whitshanks, their shared stories and long-held secrets, all the unguarded and richly lived moments that combine to define who and what they are as a family.
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